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Dr James Hodkinson publishes a major volume surveying the position of German language culture in academia and beyond.

Over several years, working with Dr Benedict Schofield (KCL) James Hodkinson has curated an important volume of essays that asses the state of German Studies in education, but also in the worlds beyond it. Published by Camden House (Boydell & Brewer), James has written a blog reflecting on the book and its relevance. Read the entry here!


new free-to-view article by Oliver Davis: 'Neoliberal capitalism's bureaucracies of "governance"'

The account of bureaucracy under neoliberal capitalism which I present in this article, under the innocuous heading it prefers to use to describe itself (‘governance’), draws together recent critical work by the late David Graeber, Wendy Brown, William Davies and Pierre Dardot and Christian Laval, which it repositions in relation to Jacques Rancière’s conception of the ‘police order’. I suggest that the massive production of insecurity by proliferating bureaucracies which structure neoliberalism’s project of competitive hierarchisation creates the ideal conditions for a vicious circle of securitarian inflation. To read the full article click here



New LinkedIn page for languages students and alumni

We've now got an SMLC LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/13877964

The hope is that it will allow languages alumni to share their experiences of professional life after Warwick with fellow alumni and to offer advice and tips to current students. Join now!


video message for finalists

Head of School Kate Astbury has an end of term message for finalists. You can listen to it here: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/modernlanguages/news/img_5704.mp4

We'll provide details of a virtual celebration of the end of term and of degree results in due course.

Stay safe, stay in touch and have a good summer.


video message for intermediate students

Head of School Kate Astbury has an end of term message for intermediate-year students. You can listen to it here: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/modernlanguages/news/img_5703.mp4

We gathered together some ideas for keeping up language learning for our offer holders but many work for more advanced linguists too - take a look: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/modernlanguages/applying/offerholder

Stay safe and have a good summer.


video message for first years

Head of School Kate Astbury has an end of term message for first years. You can listen to it here: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/modernlanguages/news/img_5702.mp4

We gathered together some ideas for keeping up language learning for our offer holders but many work for more advanced linguists too - take a look: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/modernlanguages/applying/offerholder

We'll provide more suggestions of preparatory reading for year 2 in due course.

Stay safe and have a good summer.




Jim Shields discusses the pension reform battle in France

Professor Jim Shields made appearances on France 24 television to discuss President Macron’s pension reform plan, the nationwide strikes in protest and the battle for public opinion over these contentious reforms. 

Wed 18 Dec 2019, 14:18 | Tags: French - News SMLC News

SMLC Staff and Student Christmas Party

SMLC STAFF & STUDENT CHRISTMAS PARTY

4 DECEMBER: 5.00 – 7.00PM

MATHS FOYER

Come along to celebrate a multi-lingual Christmas, with festive drinks, nibbles, sweets, music and culture from around the SMLC world. We look forward to seeing you there.

Thu 28 Nov 2019, 10:24 | Tags: SMLC News

French Society: LWS Night Shelter appeal

The French Soc is supporting the Leamington Night Shelter (LWS) this Christmas. there will be a box in the TRC where you can put items. For information about what to give, please see: https://www.lwsnightshelter.org/shopping-list

Thu 28 Nov 2019, 10:20 | Tags: French - News SMLC News Arts Faculty

The Warwick Student Experience Survey

Want to share what’s great about being at your University? Have suggestions on what needs to improve around campus?

Have your say in the Warwick Student Experience Survey between 11 November and 8 December.

Tue 12 Nov 2019, 10:03 | Tags: Postgraduates, Undergraduate, SMLC News, Arts Faculty

Jim Shields discusses the death and legacy of former French President Jacques Chirac

Professor Jim Shields appeared on France 24, Radio France Internationale and LBC radio to discuss Chirac’s death, his legacy, defining moments of his presidency, and his place in modern French history. He also gave an interview on Brexit to the Colombian daily Portafolio.

Mon 07 Oct 2019, 10:48 | Tags: SMLC News, Arts Faculty


Salvador Ortiz-Carboneres: 15th December 1942 - 23rd July 2019

It is with great sadness that we have to report that our colleague and friend Salvador Ortiz-Carboneres has passed away. Please click on the headline to read some dear memories from some of the people who knew him best.

Tue 30 Jul 2019, 17:01 | Tags: Modern Languages - News SMLC News Arts Faculty

SMLC students selected to join Brazilian summer school

At the start of 2019 Warwick was invited to nominate two students to attend the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG)'s Summer School on Brazilian Studies. After a competitive selection process, Lucia Evans and Will Gennings from Warwick's School of Modern Languages and Cultures were awarded scholarships co-funded by UFMG and Warwick.


Professor Ingrid De Smet has been admitted as a member of the Academia Europaea

Professor Ingrid De Smet has been admitted as a member of the Academia Europaea (Section of Literary and Theatrical Studies). The Academia Europaea (formed in 1988) is the pan-European academy of science, humanities and letters, with a membership of over 3800 eminent scholars, drawn from all countries of Europe, and all disciplines, nationalities and geographical locations.


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